Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders: Physicians & Staff

Patient with Dr. Wagner


The Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience in the care of children and adults with disabilities, as well as clinicians and basic scientists who have dedicated their careers to understanding the biology of muscle disorders and discovering better treatments:

Patient Care

Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

Diana Escolar, MD

Doris Leung, MD

W. Reid Thompson, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist

Daniel Judge, MD
Adult Cardiologist

Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist

Mitchell Schwartz, MD, FCCP
Adult Pulmonologist

Emily Germain-Lee, MD

Jay Shapiro, MD

Julie Cohen, MS
Genetic Counselor

Susan Shiaffino, MD
Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Mosier, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist 

Carly Matichak, PT, DPT
Physical/Aquatic Therapist 

Amy Wierzchowski, PT, DPT
Physical/Aquatic Therapist

Michael Munchel, BSN
Nurse Clinician

Mary Lasseth
Clinical Associate


Genila Bibat, MD
Research Associate

Tatiana Cohen, PhD
Research Associate

Naili Liu, DVM
Research Technician

Kenneth Estrellas
Graduate Student

Adam Moyer, MS
Graduate Student

Tracy Zhang, MS
Graduate Student

Jessica Miciak
Masters Student

Melanie Branagan
Manager, Medical Program Operations, Musculoskeletal Programs